September 19, 2013 |
"Copper," the American story of 19th century New York City that aired on the normally Brit-centric BBC America, has been canceled. The series, which followed an Irish immigrant policeman on his beat in the notoriously rough Five Points neighborhood of New York City in 1865, will not return for a third season. In a statement, Perry Simon, general manager of BBC America said, " 'Copper' has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved. The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to re-tell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America's programming.
August 19, 2013 |
New research finds that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. While the mineral is important to healthy nerve conduction, hormone secretion and the growth of bones and connective tissue, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center suggested that too much of it may be a bad thing, and they set about to explore copper's dark side.
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August 18, 2013 |
A rise in the number of copper wire thefts in Long Beach prompted police to send a warning to local businesses. Since January, at least 74 thefts of copper wire have been reported in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Schools, city parks, and commercial and private businesses are among the targets. The department suggested ways for businesses to prevent thefts, including installing security alarms and surveillance cameras, securing electrical or utility boxes and checking vacant property regularly.
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August 16, 2013 |
A rise in the number of copper wire thefts in Long Beach prompted police to send a warning to local businesses this week. Since January, at least 74 thefts of copper wire have been reported in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Schools, city parks and commercial and private businesses are among the targets. In a release Friday, the department suggested ways for businesses to combat the issue, including installing security alarms and surveillance cameras, securing electrical or utility boxes and checking vacant property regularly.
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August 15, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- California's state technology infrastructure was the victim of copper theft this week, according to state officials and AT&T. Portions of a one-mile stretch of fiber and copper cable were missing Wednesday, AT&T spokesman Alex Carey said. The cable, strung overhead like a telephone line, runs between the Vacaville and Napa areas. State agencies started noticing problems in the early morning, and at least eight departments lost access to their websites and email, according to the California Department of Technology.
July 7, 2013 |
Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series - BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on the air, "Copper," a day before flying to Ireland to film "Vikings. " Let's start with "Copper. " Is it true that you went after the role of ward boss Brendan Donovan? No, "Copper" was something quite unexpected, literally a phone call on a Tuesday afternoon before I started shooting on Monday.